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Cadillac wants small dealers to upgrade to 'boutique' stores

In an effort to better compete with BMW and Mercedes, Cadillac wants about 700 smaller U.S. dealers to create "boutique" stores that focus on the General Motors luxury brand. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Airlines expect another big year with help from cheaper fuel

Leaders of United and Southwest gave an upbeat forecast for 2015 that combined strong travel demand and cheaper fuel. Airline stocks soared on Thursday. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Obama idea to trim college savings plans hits GOP opposition

President Barack Obama's proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings accounts is running into opposition from Republicans in Congress who say they have no intention of raising taxes... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Hard-hit worker wonders where the economic resurgence is

Ask Joshua Thevenin — who since last month has been a newspaper salesman, fireworks vendor and tele-marketer — what he thinks about assertions the economy is roaring toward recovery and... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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McDonald's faces employee lawsuit over franchisee behavior

Donald's workers who say they were fired because of their race are suing the fast-food giant, accusing it of dodging responsibility for the discrimination and harassment they say they endured. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Davos Watch: Anxiety over Greece, currency wars, QE support

The World Economic Forum held in the Swiss ski resort of Davos has the official goal of "improving the state of the world." In practice, it's a massive networking event that brings together 2,500... Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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Ashley Eneriz: Why you need to start treating your debt like an emergency

At some point debt became the normal way of living. Need a car? Just take a loan out for it. Need a new sofa or can’t afford your groceries this month? Just put them on a credit card. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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The Mortgage Professor: After March 2, reverse mortgage borrowers will have to prove they’re not deadbeats

One of the attractive features of the HECM reverse mortgage has been that there are no income or credit requirements. Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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No-tip restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

Customers to Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie might be in for a surprise when they read the note attached to their bills: "Tipping is not necessary." Read more »

Published Jan. 22, 2015

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CBS zapped its rivals in viewership last week, Nielsen says

Except for CBS, the broadcast networks mostly closed up shop last week. At least, that's the suggestion from Nielsen, which says the average prime-time audience for CBS matched the total viewership... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

A second large oil spill into Montana's Yellowstone River in less than four years is reviving questions about oversight of the nation's aging pipeline network. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Obama pitches his economic plan to conservatives in Idaho

Prodding the new Republican Congress from a conservative state, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged GOP lawmakers to work with him on an agenda that helps the middle class and insisted they... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Lab tests imply formaldehyde risk in some e-cigarette vapor

Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Melvin Gordon, CEO who built empire from Tootsie Rolls, dies

Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Key issues and updates on the Keystone XL oil pipeline

To build or not to build? That question is at the heart of the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Standards aim to cut down on salmonella in poultry

The government is pushing the poultry industry to make their chicken and turkey a little safer with new standards aimed at reducing the number of cases of foodborne illness by 50,000 a year. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Egypt currency falls to historic low, could spur investment

Egypt's currency fell for the fourth time in a week on Wednesday, hitting its lowest point ever against the dollar, in a development that could help boost foreign investment after four years of unrest. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Toyota's lowest-priced car gets spruced up

Toyota's lowest-priced car, the Yaris, is restyled inside and out for 2015, has an improved ride and adds new standard features — all for a starting retail price of less than $16,000. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Microsoft to show off more Windows 10 features

Microsoft will use an event Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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US home construction up 4.4 percent in December

Construction of new homes rebounded in December, helping to push activity for the entire year to the highest level since the peak of the housing boom nine years ago. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Analysis: Obama seizes on recovery, bets on staying power

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address marked a sweet spot in his presidency when economic signs and his own personal approval are on the rise. He made sure to capitalize, taking... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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EBay to cut 2,400 jobs, spin off or sell enterprise unit

EBay plans to cut 2,400 jobs, or 7 percent of its staff, in the first quarter to simplify its structure and boost profit ahead of a planned separation of its business. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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Judge: Sect leader's brothers can avoid child labor queries

Two brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs can cite their religion in refusing to answer questions about suspected child labor violations on a Utah pecan farm, a federal judge ruled... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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It's a hoot hanging out with owls at this Tokyo cafe

In the U.S., hanging out in a cafe with animals is such an exotic concept that people can't get enough of it. A pop-up cat cafe in New York last year had lines down the block. Online reservations... Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great

James Taylor and Paul Simon paid tribute to late jazz great Michael Brecker with performances and kind words at a cancer benefit for their friend who died in 2007. Read more »

Published Jan. 21, 2015

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